Posts Tagged ‘butterfly cupcakes’

Valentine’s Day butterfly cupcakes

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Valentine butterfly cupcake

Valentine butterfly cupcake

When someone gave me these white chocolate-covered pretzels at a party last weekend, my first thought was, “Yeah! Cupcakes!” Chocolate pretzels make great butterflies any time of the year.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; pink frosting (I used strawberry flavored in a can); 2 chocolate-covered pretzels in Valentine colors; black writing icing.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake pink. Position pretzels like butterfly wings. Use black icing to “draw” antennae between the wings.

Butterfly cupcakes

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Butterfly cupcake

Butterfly cupcake

These easy butterfly cupcakes can be as simple or as ornate as you want. Just decorate the Necco wafer wings with sprinkles and piped icing.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; yellow frosting; 5 cinnamon imperials (red hots); 4 purple Necco wafers (or any color you’d like); 2 small strands stiff black licorice.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Arrange red hots in a line in the center of the cupcake Arrange 2 Necco wafers on each side for wings. Poke 2 licorice strands into “head” for antennae.

Dragonfly cupcakes

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Dragonfly cupcake

Dragonfly cupcake

Use candies of various shapes and sizes to make dragonfly, butterfly and bug cupcakes. Go with pastels or bright colors, but whatever you do, have fun!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; green frosting; assorted candies such as jellybeans, Jordan almonds and candy-covered mints; food-safe pens.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Arrange candies on top. For dragonfly shown, make row of three pink jellybeans and position yellow Jordan almonds on each side for wings. Draw 2 black “eyes” on round candy and add for face.

Chocolate candy butterfly cupcakes

Monday, April 13th, 2009

Chocolate candy butterfly cupcake

Chocolate candy butterfly cupcake

With candy-coated chocolate eggs, or pastel M&Ms, you can make spring butterfly cupcakes in seconds.

What You Need: 1 cupcake; frosting tinted green; 4 pastel candy-coated chocolates; green (or black) writing icing or gel.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Arrange candies as wings. (You can also decorate the wings with sprinkles or icing if you’d like). Use gel or writing icing to draw body and antenna.

Butterfly cupcake with chocolate chip body

Monday, July 7th, 2008

butterfly cupcake with fruit wingsThere are probably as many ways to make butterfly cupcakes as there are species of butterflies. This version uses mini sugar-coated fruit slices for the wings and chocolate chips for the body. Add some round sprinkles and gel and you’re off and flying!

What You Need: 1 cupcake; white frosting; 2 mini sugar-coated fruit slices; 4 chocolate chips; black gel writing icing in tube; round pastel sprinkles.

How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Place chocolate chips in line going from one edge of cupcake toward the center for butterfly body. Add 2 fruit slices, with round edges facing, on opposite sides of “body.” Use gel icing to pipe black antennae. Use dab of white icing to stick sprinkles to wings.

Spring butterfly cupcake

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

butterfly cupcake from candy corn
Spring is in the air, and so are butterfly cupcakes. There are probably as many ways to make butterfly cupcakes as their are butterflies, but this is one of the easiest.
What You Need: Cupcake; icing tinted lavender (or color of your choice); 4 springtime candy corn (sold around Easter and in candy shops); 4 pastel M&Ms of the same color.
How to Make It: Frost cupcake. Line up 4 M&Ms in the center of the cupcake. Add candy corn, points outward, for wings.

Butterfly cookie cupcakes

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Kids would have a lot of fun adding the sprinkles to these butterfly cupcakes.
butterfly cupcake with sprinkles
What You Need: 1 cupcake (baked and cooled); white or off-white frosting; green paste or liquid food coloring; vanilla cookie (such as Nilla Wafers); colored sprinkles; black licorice whip.
Make That Cupcake!: Reserve some white icing and tint the rest green. Frost cupcake green. Carefully break cookie in half. Spread white icing in a semi-circle on the cookie, but leave some cookie showing. Sprinkle with sprinkles. Place halves together on cupcake with rounded ends touching. Add short lengths of black licorice for antennae.